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Rio and Rainforests: Active Family Tour of Brazil

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5238+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Soaking up Rio’s buzzing energy on a private tour of the city, encompassing important sights like Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its famous stained-glass windows.
  • Taking a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Feeling the raw power of spectacular Iguazu Falls during a guided walking tour or invigorating boat ride.
  • Delving into the Brazilian side of the Amazon Rainforest and exploring one of the world’s last great wildernesses, led by the best local guides.
  • Experiencing the mystic sights and sounds of the rainforest at night while searching for native Caimans.
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Tour Overview

On the Rio and Rainforests: Active Family Tour of Brazil, you will get the essential Brazil experience with a visit to the natural wonders of Iguazu Falls at the juncture of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay; the Amazon rainforest, covering 60 percent of Brazil and over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests; and Brazil’s lively city, Rio de Janeiro.

Inclusions
Prices include domestic air transportation from Rio to Iguazu, and Iguazu to Manaus, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours of Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, and the Amazon in English, all entrance fees and all meals at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$5049 £$5238 £$5776 £$7346
Single £$7036 £$7414 £$8485 £$11624

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Brazil

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
2

Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where you can appreciate hang glider overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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3

Sugar Loaf

Today, enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with a private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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Day
4

Rio at Leisure – Rio Scenarium

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience a fantastic show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one prefers a traditional samba performance on stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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Foz do Iguazu

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu.
Upon arrival at Foz do Iguazu, transfer to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. In the afternoon, one will have a guided tour to the Brazil side to witness the thunderous crash of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids that will leave one breathless!

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu.
Upon arrival at Foz do Iguazu, transfer to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. In the afternoon, one will have a guided tour to the Brazil side to witness the thunderous crash of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids that will leave one breathless!

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Day
6

Iguazu Argentina side

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Morning guided tour to the Argentina side of the falls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil’s Throat, one will board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but not to Devil’s Throat because it is located more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.

Great Adventure: This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. This trip starts in the jungle of the national park in roofless 4 x 4 trucks. This provides the best visibility of the trees and better photo opportunities. Then, one will take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet! Afternoon, return to the hotel.

Note: Not permitted, are: children under 12 years of age, pregnant women, people with spinal or cardiac conditions, or anyone who would be physically unable to respond in case of a nautical emergency. Please ask your travel consultant about this.
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7

Iguazu – Manaus

Early morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Manaus. Reception at the Manaus airport and transfer to the lodge in a van for a three-hour drive into the jungle. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by a tour of the lodge. Enjoy some lunch at the lodge before the Afternoon departure through the Anavilhanas islands in regional watercraft. The numerous canals (paranas), lakes and islands of the largest river archipelago in the world are explored. Visitors disembark on one of the islands to examine its unique ecosystem, observing regional plant- and wildlife. Dinner at the lodge. After dinner, caiman sightseeing. The unique sensation of living and feeling the forest at night is experienced in canoes during the exploration of riverbanks in search of caimans. ...read less

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8

Forest Hike – Piranha Fishing

Early morning breakfast, followed by an exhilarating forest hike. Led by experienced local guides, one will explore the forest, where it is possible to observe some of the greatest Amazonian mysteries. One will receive an educational lecture on trees, wild fruit, herbs as well as jungle survival. The trail can be done entirely on foot, but one can also return to the lodge by means of a delightful canoe ride. Enjoy some lunch before an afternoon visit with the Amazonian dolphins along with piranha fishing! This is a fun fishing expedition in wooden canoes through regional riverbanks, where one will be able to catch some piranhas as well as other fish while admiring the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Enjoy some more local cuisine with Dinner followed by a lecture on the Amazon region and Anavilhanas. ...read less

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Day
9

Sunrise Bird Watching – Flight Home

Leaving before dusk, one will be led to a lake in Anavilhanas to observe birds and other animals in transit and contemplate the colors and nuances of Amazonian skies. Have breakfast before making a visit to a handicraft studio and naval shipyard in Novo Airao. Visit two regional craft centers to see the work of local craftsmen in their workplace and later visit a shipyard of regional wooden watercraft. After lunch, depart to Manaus and transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

Leaving before dusk, one will be led to a lake in Anavilhanas to observe birds and other animals in transit and contemplate the colors and nuances of Amazonian skies. Have breakfast before making a visit to a handicraft studio and naval shipyard in Novo Airao. Visit two regional craft centers to see the work of local craftsmen in their workplace and later visit a shipyard of regional wooden watercraft. After lunch, depart to Manaus and transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazu Falls

Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side)

    Home to one of Brazil’s most popular attractions, Iguacu Falls, Foz do Iguacu is a beautiful city at the mouth of the Iguacu River. Visit the Parque das Aves to get acquainted with several species of exotic birds. Or visit the Three Borders Landmark, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. For a more cultural experience, visit The Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque, the largest in Latin America.

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    Manaus

    Located within the Amazon, and accessible mostly by boat and aircraft, the city of Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian rainforest. At the conjunction of two differently colored rivers that form the Amazon, Manaus is the perfect place to take a riverboat tour to witness this natural phenomenon. While so close to the Amazon, take a guided tour of the lush forest.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Continental Inn

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : San Martin Hotel & Resort

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Recanto Park Hotel

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Resort

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Das Cataratas

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Das Cataratas (deluxe room)

Testimonials

Sabrina P.

Traveled September, 2014

I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America.

Thank you so very much for your assistance and support in the trip. I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America. It was an awesome trip and the guides were great. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Peter and Connie

Traveled February, 2016

Thank you so much for arranging such a remarkable, exciting, entertaining, interesting, and exhausting trip for us!

We enjoyed every minute.

More later but just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your professionalism, expertise, and help for one of our best trips ever.

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Williana P.

Traveled November, 2013

Yampu Tours made our south-america trip back in Nov 2013 a wonderful experience

Yampu Tours made our south-america trip back in Nov 2013 a wonderful experience. They have been very responsive since the time we inquired about their service. Even when our rep was out of the office, her manager answered our questions, so we never had to wait and wonder. We visited Peru, Argentina, and Brazil (Iguazu) with Yampu and everything went smoothly. All the specific particulars that we had asked for (like the penguin tour) were all booked and set up nicely. The hotels we stayed at were located in prime locations, making it easy for us to walk around the cities and find good restaurants, and not to mention the staff there were helpful and friendly. The local guides that Yampu had arranged for us were punctual and knowledgeable. We learned so many fascinating things that we probably wouldn’t have had we gone on our own. On the second day of our Machu Picchu visit, we ended our hike early and we called to see if we could just travel back to Cusco on an earlier train. Yampu was able to work that out for us. We wouldn’t hesitate traveling with Yampu again!

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